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Exhausted By The Idea Of A Family
Successfully planning a family
trip isn’t as difficult as you may think!
By Whitney Acke of ChicBlvd.com
If you’re like most women, taking
a vacation can be more exhausting than relaxing. The work
begins with extensive planning, saving money, and packing
clothing and essentials for the entire family. If you’re
lucky, you have children old enough to pack their own clothing!
Of course, once you are on the road the stress only exacerbates
with the kids fighting amongst each other and the adults
needing to stop each hour to use the less-than-ideal rest
The good news is that although family vacations
are usually quite stressful and exhausting…they
don’t have to be that way! Use these tips to help
you get through your next family vacation with grace. You’ll
come home refreshed…instead of spent!
Do Everything In Advance
The key to a stress-free preparation for a vacation is
to start in advance. This doesn’t mean the night
before you leave…it means months before you leave!
Consider doing everything you can to fully prepare for
your stay, as far in advance as you possibly can. Make
hotel reservations, print off driving directions and
confirm your travel plans. A week before you leave, take
out your suitcases and start the packing process! Some
things like your toothbrush can’t be packed until
last minute, but most of your clothing can be packed
right away, saving you time in the long run!
Don’t Plan Too Much
One of the WORST things you can do when you are going on
vacation is to leave with an itinerary for the entire
week. Sure, you should have basic plans set, such as
where you are going, where you are staying, and when
you are coming back. But, don’t try to plan out
each hour of each day. You’ll only end up stressed
out when your “plan” is not followed…and
trust us…the plan will NOT be followed!
If you are taking a road trip with another family, your
parents or even your lovely in-laws, don’t even
think about renting that 16 passenger van to travel in!
Be smart and choose to travel in separate vehicles! There
is something stress-inducing about being stuck in a car
with people for hours and hours, and you don’t
want to be stuck with more people that you must.
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